Directed by Kevin Shore
A bag of kimonos meant for the trash changed the course of Sumi Foley’s life. Born in Osaka, Japan, Sumi was inspired by her grandmother who taught her how to sew and would delight her with captivating bedtime stories. This film is a colorful journey of creativity, imagination, and family.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Kevin Shore holds a degree in Business from the University of La Verne. He recently left his career as an Operations Manager to travel and explore the creative arts. Kevin now focuses his energy on telling stories that provide a glimpse into the lives of people from our diverse communities to help increase our understanding of one another and promote peace in the human family.
Director: Kevin Shore
Writer: Kevin Shore
Producer: Kevin Shore
Shorts Programs / 107 minsVisual Communications' Digital Histories program engages the passion of our elders to tell their stories in movie form. This year the seniors transformed an illness into a triumphant narrative, unearthed a forgotten jazz club in Little Tokyo, and explored how the first Japanese American Buddhist Taiko group came to be. - Gary Gabisan
In This Program: ABANDONED FABRIC, THE ARTS DISTRICT WITHOUT ARTISTS, A CENTENARIAN PLUS SIX, DANCING THROUGH LITTLE TOKYO, THE FINALE CLUB, HOLIDAY BOWL, JEFF IMADA: BREAKING BARRIERS BY DESIGN, KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS, GIVING IS AN ADDICTION, NOTE TO SELF, “ON MY HONOR…” BILL SHISHIMA VOLUNTEER EXTRAORDINAIRE, RAY ROCKS WITH HAIR, TAP, AND HIP-HOP, SAY YES TO YOUR HEART, TAIKO REFLECTIONS, THE TRAVELING RICE POT, WITHIN THE OPEN DOORS OF A SHINTO CHURCH IN BOYLE HEIGHTS